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PRESS RELEASE: New Majority Shows Signs of Business-as-Usual in Washington, D.C.

Public Campaign Action Fund issued a press release today on how the newly-elected majority in the House is fully embracing the big money special interest culture in the Capitol. Politico reported this morning on the controversal decision by incoming Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Calif.) to hold a $2500-a-plate fundraiser at the posh W Hotel with singer LeAnn Rimes.

Even more fundraisers!

It's a day that ends in Y, that means there are plenty of fundraisers. And, honestly, too many to list today! Here's a sampling.


Summer Fun(draisers), Day 2

There are at least seven Congressional fundraisers being held today--at concerts, golf courses, or boring old hotels. Here’s the list (via


67 fundraisers in 24 hours

Face Time and Fundraisers

Congress is in recess for August and members have headed home. While that may mean fewer Martinis & Moneyclips fundraisers at DC watering holes, it's now time for a slate of in-district fundraising events. And Alaskan legislators -- tainted as they may be by allegations that money swayed their votes and priorities -- aren't going to miss out on the fun. Sen. Ted Stevens (R-AK) and Rep. Don Young (R-AK) are out there catching fish, burning pigs, and offering time for money.

We (Frequently) Stop Working For You

There's no question: if we want a Congress that works for us full time, we need full public financing of elections. Further evidence comes in the form of the article from today's Roll Call (sub. required) indicating that the longer work week proposed for Congress this year will mean more and more fundraisers to satisfy the need for campaign cash.


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